Fuel First Round One
National Anthem, Tony Bartone was out first for a single when
Roger Lechtenberg was unable to fire as the throwout bearing
hung up on the candlestick, engaging the clutch.
had really good early numbers.
two pitted #7 Lincoln Hassell against #2 Dave Hirata.
car died at the hit leaving Hirata to single.
up and hauling ass....
5.743 would stand as low ET of the meet.
pair featured Dave Miller and Jim Young.
Young did not
have a great reaction time but his 0.138 drilled a very late
into the fives winning this one handily. His 5.991 at 212.83
trumped Dave's 6.367 at 209.23.
The final pair
of round one was Jim Murphy and Jerry Kumre Jr. who got in on
the brake rule when Randy Bridges bowed out.
left first by a tenth and never looked back.
pair was a feature match up - Jim Murphy and Tony Bartone.
cars left together.
They were side
by side until Murphy's engine started going away allowing Bartone
to power on for the win.
semi finals pair was Dave Hirata and Jim Young.
As Young backed
up from his burnout, Hirata was dead in the water after the driveshaft
shield came loose during the burnout.
In a Top Fuel
show that was filled with singles, Young made yet another one
to advance to the final.
featured Jim Young and the heavily favored Tony Bartone.
left first but Bartone caught him by the 60' mark.
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